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Date Posted: 5/31/2013 7:31 PM ET
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Welcome to the RAOK wishes thread - more fun to be had in the RAOK!

This is where we post our wishes - maybe things we collect, something we can no longer find in our area, things we have always wanted etc. etc. No wish is too big, you never know what will turn up here.

We must abide by PBS rules :
You may not wish for money, or monetary donations for any charities ( you may ask for things you collect for charities, like stamps, can tabs etc., but not for money)
No buying or selling or advertising.
No wishing for credits (Credits are bought, sold and loaned only in the Book Bazaar forum, or use the PBS Kiosk to purchase)

Do NOT ask for books, since books are swapped on the site and book deals are made in the Book Bazaar. You may not ask for free books of any kind sorry. (Unpostables are given away in the damaged book thread of the Bazaar and sometimes in the RAOK thread)

Our own RAOK rules: Please
Do not offer payment for the things you are sent, including postage. RAOKs are given freely, asking nothing in return except a thank you. Try to pay it forward, maybe grant a wish yourself.
Unlike many other forums, we ask that you do NOT reply within the threads. We do everything by PM between members. This keeps the threads clutter free and easy to use. When you go to the wishes, you see wishes. In the RAOK, it's all things we are giving away - simple and easy.
And please do not post your address in the thread - it's all done via PM.
Please, if you post wishes, be prepared to check in and answer your PMs. It's frustrating when people want to grant your wishes and don't hear from you!

You do need to say THANK YOU. See our monthly *****thank you thread****, or you may acknowledge what you have received via PM to the members who granted your wishes. This is very important if you wish to continue to receive things from others.

Tips :
Check the RAOK forum before you post wishes - they may already be there for the asking!

If you see a wish you can grant, just PM the poster for their address.

And please remember, if one of the moderators contacts you about a posting, we are only trying to keep the forum running smoothly and according to PBS rules. If you are asked to change, move or delete your post, please do so. Most of you know the PBS team does get involved to edit posts and accounts do get suspended. We hate to see that happen to our fellow RAOKers!


Please feel free to PM with any questions  

Subject: One who helps, needs help
Date Posted: 5/31/2013 7:38 PM ET
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Hi All,

One of our own had family who lost their house in the horrible Moore, Ok tornado!  Debbie C.'s (suzyqdeb) mom is in need of 2X petite pants and dusters, underwear and 7 1/2 W shoes, if anyone can help.  Debbie is having those wonderful computer problems, that most of us understand.  If you cannot contact her, I will send you her addy.  This is her only wish, as I know it.  Debbie is a nurse with the elderly and is ok.  We should all thank God and pray for those not as fortunate.

Thank you all!

Date Posted: 5/31/2013 8:22 PM ET
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Anything related to U.S. Soccer, Real Madrid, LA Galaxy, Everton, Major League Soccer, English Premier League, FIFA World Cup or UEFA

Coupons for Coppertone Tattoo Guard sunscreen

Mitten clips

Coupon organizer

Scrabble tiles (any letters)

Wine Corks

Coke codes

Coupons for:    Groceries

                     Personal care/cosmetics

Poptabs-for Ronald McDonald House


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Date Posted: 5/31/2013 10:09 PM ET
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Coke Codes -- VERY much appreciated!

Wanting coupons for:

Hormel Compleats or Sandwichmakers

Hormel Pepperoni

Wet 'N Wild cosmetics

Granola Bars or Oatmeal

Luigi's Real Italian Ice

Delimex Express (frozen taquitos/burritos)


Long shot:  Megaman NES Nintendo video game

Date Posted: 5/31/2013 10:57 PM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2008
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This month I am wishing for,

perfume samples(love trying out new ones)

military related items such as postcards, stickers, etc.

I like any travel type bath items. I do a lot of traveling so sample shampoo, soaps, lotions, etc.

And lastly for my mom, any bear related items. As in teddy bears:) She likes the cherished teddies so in that style. But anything from pictures, postcards, figurines, you name it. 

Thanks in advance!

Date Posted: 6/1/2013 7:01 AM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2008
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Happy June! As always I'm wishing for unique shot glasses for my collection. Thanks in advance for considering:)

Date Posted: 6/1/2013 11:45 AM ET
Member Since: 12/30/2007
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* Coke Codes

*Kelloggs Family Reward Codes

*Lean Cuisine Codes



Date Posted: 6/1/2013 1:22 PM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
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I'm wishing for:

  • Coke codes
  • coupons for :  glucose meters/test strips/lancets (One Touch, Breeze 2, Contour, Freestyle, etc.)  - I purchase them using the coupons and donate them to our local health clinic.
  • coupons for:  Dannon Light & Fit Greek yogurt, Atkins shakes, V-8, Snapple
  • Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner travel sizes or samples - not available locally        
  • Murad Resurgence products - samples or travel sizes - not available in any local salons or beauty supply stores

Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!

Date Posted: 6/1/2013 5:53 PM ET
Member Since: 3/29/2009
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My wishes are:

1. Coke codes-always used and greatly appreciated. :)

2. Lean cuisine codes

3. Coupons-I always need coupons for myself and family members

4. Anything coca cola-it can recipes,stickers,pictures,you name it!

5. Any music CD you no longer want-no rap or instrumental

6. Any movie DVD you no longer want-no horror please--I will take them without a case as well

7.Anything with a basset hound-love the sad looking dog

8. Anything with cherries on it-especially if it looks retro or like Mary Engelbreit stuff

#1 long shot- Any leftover decorations for a bridal shower-I have to help with one and anything will help.

Thanks for looking! :)

Date Posted: 6/1/2013 10:39 PM ET
Member Since: 5/27/2006
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My usual wishes...

-Coupons for Blue Diamond Milk or Silk Milk, Lean Cuisine, Hot Pockets or Lean Pockets, Cottonelle Moist Wipes, Atkins bars/frozen meals.

-Nature Made vitamins codes

-Coke products codes (this includes Sprite, Dasani, Minute Maid, Fanta, Fresca, Pibb, Fresca, Vault, Powerade, Barq's, Diet Coke,
Coke Zero)

-BoxTops for Education

-Campbells labels for Education

Thanks for looking! :)

Date Posted: 6/2/2013 6:27 AM ET
Member Since: 4/19/2006
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Used cards - Father's Day, masculine birthday, kid's birthday



Thank you!

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Date Posted: 6/2/2013 12:12 PM ET
Member Since: 4/8/2007
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as usual........

COUPONS  for :

cat food, litter, treats<<------  OMG i so need litter coupons

PAMPERS / and wipes

to victoria secrets....and bath  body....

for yogurt

nail polishes


also :

if you have any small item .. that could fit on a baseball card size...

any cards..playing cards or cards from any board game that you were going to throw out...

any paper trash items.... just ask...i might be able to use it...

used bus passes, movie ticket stubs, odd receipts....

small envelopes...like the kind nuts and screws come in...

cool pics from a calendar or magazine...

weird stuff..

Date Posted: 6/2/2013 2:05 PM ET
Member Since: 11/7/2010
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I could use coupons for:

-Silk Soy Milk

-Lactaid Pills

-Weaver chicken nuggets/strips/patties

-Banquet breakfast sausage links or patties

-Crystal Light coupons


I could also use:

-clear page protectors that go in 3-ring binders

-any pattern or template books for preschool teachers....the type of pattern book where I could photocopy right from the book to prep projects,etc..

-long shot but: one of those battery operated sweater shavers?  You know, the kind you turn on and it removes the little pills from sweaters and coats?  I can't seem to find one.

-more stickers for my kids at work!  I have a lot of potty-trainers right now with sticker charts for using the potty....I'm going through stickers like crazy!


Thanks ladies!! smiley


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Date Posted: 6/2/2013 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 5/14/2011
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Hi:) My wishes are--

Cookie Cutters--specifically moose, horses, or western types

Extra Pieces of Leftover Fabric--any colors/patterns, any sizes.  I'm a beginner quilter and need  fabric for various little projects I am practicing on.  If you might have some extra fabric scraps please let me know--much appreciated:)

Thanks For Looking!! :)

Date Posted: 6/2/2013 6:01 PM ET
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Wish Granted - a huge thank you to everyone who helped me with my teapot gift!!!!

Last Edited on: 6/25/13 3:58 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/2/2013 9:55 PM ET
Member Since: 8/11/2006
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Looking for a "Native Texan" window decal. Back in 2009, a kind PBSer sent one to me, but the old decal has disintegrated after enduring four years of heat, cold and rain. I still miss my home state!

Lorinda B. (Rin) - ,
Date Posted: 6/2/2013 11:32 PM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2005
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My wishes are ......

Yarn - I constantly am crocheting. It is my stress reliever.

K-cups -- any flavor - coffee, tea or hot cocoa

Anything My Little Pony or Hello Kitty for my granddaughter

small notepads/post-its

scented tarts for warmer


Thanks so very much for looking!!  

Date Posted: 6/3/2013 4:32 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2009
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Here are my wishes- as always!:

Box Tops for Education for my son's school

Campbell's Labels For Education

Allegra (Allergy medicine) coupons  (Especially for Children's Allegra)

Nutro Ultra dog food coupons

Pet Supermarket coupons

Thanks for looking! :)

Date Posted: 6/3/2013 6:08 PM ET
Member Since: 2/6/2009
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Here is my Wish List:

- Weight Watchers recipes, from WW cookbooks, magazines, shared in meetings, anything like that; I am trying to get more into cooking with Weight Watchers recipes

- Anything cross stitching related, but especially patterns (any kind of patterns as I cross-stitch for the online charity LoveQuilts and a wide variety of themes are requested to be stitched, though please, no Christmas/winter/angel patterns, I'm all set on those!); I'd especially like those 'One Nighter' pamphlets 

3D puzzle or wood model or any kind of kit or model for building a model tower/building; I'd really like one of the Empire State Building but I'd be happy for anything that looks like it belongs in a modern day city; even if all the pieces aren't there or it has been used before, it doesn't matter to me, I would still be happy to have it

Small thin pins, for the purposes of pinning down completed cross stitch for framing (would also be happy for just any advice on what kind of pins and where to find them)

- Anything Doctor Who or Digimon or Marvel (Thor, Captain America, Iron Man and the like) related, I'll be happy to take if off your hands, no matter what the item is



I have wishes for costume pieces. I know they are long shots but it never hurts to ask, right?

- Gas mask. The kind that sticks out from your face like a Halloween mask with a huge nozzle and two goggles for the eyes (similar to this: http://fav.me/d2stb1r ). If not exactly that, I'd take something close to it.

- Yellow (or white that can be dyed yellow) jumpsuit/full bodysuit for an adult. Perferably not skin tight, but slightly baggy. 

- Black or purple or blue witch/wizard hat for an adult, tall and pointy though collapsable for storage and travel, it's okay if it is worn and raggedy, that's the look I'm going for.

Like I said, I know it's a long shot but I figured I should just put it out there in the world :) If you have any ideas on how I can get my hands on them for cheap, I would also welcome those suggestions.


Thanks for reading my wish list! Happy June, everyone!

Date Posted: 6/3/2013 9:40 PM ET
Member Since: 7/25/2005
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I could really use some blank cards.  I send out cards two or three times a month.  Nothing religious though please.

Thanks for looking!


Everyone has been very generous.  Thanks so much!!  I will post when I receive.

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Date Posted: 6/4/2013 1:29 AM ET
Member Since: 1/13/2008
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I wish for mt dew and pepsi codes

Date Posted: 6/5/2013 4:40 AM ET
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My wishes are: * Any leftover fabric for quilting, * Quilting books or magazines. Thanks for looking.

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Date Posted: 6/5/2013 12:25 PM ET
Member Since: 2/21/2012
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I am wishing for can tabs from Monster Energy drinks and any zombie stuff. Thank you so much!!!
Date Posted: 6/5/2013 2:12 PM ET
Member Since: 2/10/2013
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My wishes:

  • Stickers - ones that are suitable for kids
  • Anything Olympic-themed
  • Sports trading cards
  • Anything related to North Carolina, Florida, Virginia, or Washington, DC
  • Presidential pins/Olympic pins
  • Anything relating to the violin, piano, mandolin, or banjo
  • Anything sports-related - especially swimming, figure skating, softball, gymnastics, soccer, or snowboarding
  • Coupons for organic food
  • Classical music CDs
  • Christian music CDs
  • Country/bluegrass music CDs
  • Anything related to NC State University, the Carolina Hurricanes, the Carolina Mudcats, or the Carolina Panthers
  • Pens or unsharpened pencils from travel destinations or businesses
  • Keychains from travel destinations or businesses
  • Youth-sized baseball caps - specifically ones with sports logos, travel-related logos (such as a destination), and Christian-themed slogans/logos
  • Crafting items - especially things relating to latch-hook rugs, cross-stitch, and friendship bracelets
  • Anything that could help with a Rosie Napravnik (the horse racing jockey) costume for a small adult woman (4'8" in height).
  • Any music-related flash cards
Date Posted: 6/6/2013 1:01 AM ET
Member Since: 7/11/2007
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I am wishing for the following....


* Stouffers Dinner Club codes from the individual red box dinners

* Yarn & ribbon scraps of at least 6" ~ neat or unusual types not plain yarn... I use it for bookmarks tassels.

* Coke codes ~ like everybody else... lol

* I would appreciate a zester if someone has one lying around they don't use.

* An adjustable mandoline slicer

* A hand held shower/sprayer that attaches to your faucet  

* The blender container to an Osterizer blender, glass or plastic ~ like this one... http://tinyurl.com/lpj7jgl